El-Kretsen is the Swedish nationwide compliance scheme for consumer and B2B products. Founded in 2001, it was initiated by 20 trade associations as a not-for-profit service organisation, to serve all importers and manufacturers obligated by extended producer responsibility, to take back electrical and electronic products.

Collection system

El-Kretsen’s collection system includes over 2600 collection points. As a complement to this it is also possible for 1,5 million household to return their electrical waste close to the household. Twenty logistic partners are used, all of them certified. The products are sorted in 7 fractions at the collection sites (fridges/freezers, large white goods, small and medium sized electrical products, televisions and monitors, fluorescent tubes, lightning and portable batteries.

Treatment partners

Treatment plants are selected on the basis of competitive tender (quality, price and location are considered). For 2011, 32 plants in Sweden, Finland and Norway have been awarded contracts.

Categories covered

LHHAfully covered
SHHAfully covered
IT&Tfully covered
CEfully covered
Lightingfully covered
Toolsfully covered
Toys/Leisure/Sportsfully covered
Medicalfully covered
M&Cfully covered
Autom. Disp.fully covered





System Manager:

Martin Seeger


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The WEEE Forum a.i.s.b.l. is an international association speaking for 36 not-for-profit e-waste producer responsibility organisations (PROs). Our mission is to help the PROs succeed operationally, take back and report e-waste efficiently and be known as members of the world’s foremost e-waste competence centre and as promoters of a circular economy. We engage in the general debate on e-waste policy matters, in Europe and globally.

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